Egypt reopens airspace with Qatar


Published: 2021-01-12 12:23

Last Updated: 2021-05-16 03:22

Egypt reopens airspace with Qatar
Egypt reopens airspace with Qatar

Tuesday, Egypt announced the reopening of its airspace with Qatar and the resumption of flights between the two countries, according to local media.

Traveling between the countries had been banned for a period of three years. 

In June 2017, Egypt, Bahrain, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia imposed a blockade on Qatar, accusing it of supporting Islamist groups and cozying up to Iran, causing a regional rift. Qatar denies the allegations.

The decision to reopen airspace between the two countries came following the signing of Al-Ula statement at last week's Gulf Summit Crisis, which aimed to end the 'Gulf Crisis.'